While the intensity of violence in Syria continues to heighten, the International Red Cross and Syrian Red Crescent mourn the death of one of their volunteers.
The volunteer was wearing a Crescent uniform when was shot. He died from gunshot wounds he received on Friday in Deir Ezzor as he was delivering care to the dozens that were wounded.
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, more than 100 people died in Syria last Saturday. They also mentioned that the Syrian regime has intensified repression with the shelling of rebel strongholds in Homs (center), Deir Ezzor, Idleb (northwest), Deraa (south) and near Damascus.
Records show that 19 soldiers died while battling with rebels. In addition to that number, 10 soldiers who tried to defect near Damascus were killed.
Aside from the daily death toll, the UN says more than 1.5 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance as tens of thousands have fled the country in border states such as Turkey.
Formation of a new Syrian government
Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad has appointed a new government on Saturday but the key ministries of Interior, Defense and Foreign Affairs still remain.
The main positions where filled with candidates from the Baath Party. The Baath Party has been leading Syria since 1970.
The newly appointed Prime Minister is the former agriculture minister and active member of the Baath Party. This appointment was considered a sign of the continues downward slope of the number of supporters of the former government.